Style Guide: Find what suits you



Not sure where to start? Don’t know what style is going to suit or you like best? Keep scrolling as we take you through some of our favourite and most popular looks. We will share our top tips on each style, including some mood boards, inspiration and product guides to help you bring it all to life.


We regularly service weddings on the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and Byron Bay right down to Yamba and Coffs Harbour, and always love seeing our couples draw inspiration from their beautiful coastal surroundings when planning and styling their big day.

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Coastal wedding styling doesn’t have to mean going overboard with nautical theming. Instead, we’re fans of a more elegant, modern and understated coastal look, to reflect our stunning seaside location. From colour palettes to textures, furniture and decor, keep reading for our top styling tips, ideas and inspiration for a contemporary coastal-inspired wedding!

Now let’s talk about decking out your coastal wedding! We like to keep things elegant yet relaxed when suggesting furniture and decor items to achieve a modern coastal setting. Anything in white, bamboo, linen, timber and rattan will generally work perfectly for a coastal look, but luxe materials like marble, wire and velvet can also help to create a more refined setting. Remember, white is usually the hero colour for coastal styling, so use white as your base and then build on this with other elements.

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Fresh, clean and sophisticated – we love a classic Hamptons vibe for modern wedding and event styling! This versatile look is one that will remain timeless for years to come, known for its elegant furniture and subtle coastal influences.


Create a classic Hamptons-inspired palette by using plenty of crisp whites paired with neutral tones, fresh greenery and chic gold accents. For a more nautical Hamptons look, you can also incorporate a pop of colour with shades of navy, duck-egg blue and grey. It’s all about keeping things simple and effortless to create a space that feels elegant, light and airy.

For styling, we’d recommend our (conveniently named!) Hamptons lounge collection for a classic, sophisticated look. Complete your area with our Soho wire dry bars and Soho stools in white or gold (for a modern luxe vibe), or our white wooden dry bars and bentwood stools (for something more relaxed). Keep place settings clean and refined with white dinner plates, crystal glassware and gold cutlery. Use linen napkins to add a subtle pop of colour – navy, black, oatmeal, stone or white napkins will all work beautifully for a modern Hamptons look. We also love our rattan charger plates and rattan napkin rings for an added layer of texture, and our white timber gazebos for statement break-out areas!


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Soft, neutral tones can be seriously striking when it comes to wedding and event styling. It’s all about layering neutral shades like timber, beige, sand, cream and oatmeal for an effortless natural look. We love a pared-back palette using simple earthy shades inspired by nature. To help you bring this look to life, keep reading as we share some of our top tips on styling with neutrals, from furniture suggestions to mood boards and real-life event inspiration!


Be inspired by timber and rattan furniture with a hint of white for a striking neutral look (go for pale timbers as opposed to darker walnuts). We love our round timber dry bars paired with white bentwood stools, styled with our Indie and Dune lounge furniture. We love our oak cross back chairs or natural Indie dining chairs paired with our solid timber feasting tables. Create a lush layered tablescape with soft oatmeal napkins, rattan charger plates, grey or white dinner plates, gold cutlery and crystal glassware.


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SImple and charming is what comes to mind when someone is talking about a rustic style. With a selection of relaxed cocktail furniture in timber, white and metallic tones. Complete the look with native florals, fire pits and twinkling festoons creating a glowing ambience for the night to unfold.


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They might not be the first colours you associate with wedding styling, but black and grey are perfect for a minimal and modern celebration! We love using monochromatic hues to create a simplistic and sophisticated vibe. If you’re drawn towards a more urban and contemporary look for your upcoming wedding, keep scrolling for our top tips, mood boards and styling inspiration to help you bring this palette to life!

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The key to styling with black is to keep things balanced with elements of light and shade throughout your furniture, decor and blooms. Consider working with our statement black dining tables and our gold or white Soho wire chairs for a dramatic look, or pair our timber feasting tables with a black chair (like our Indie dining chairs or black Bentwoods) for something more subtle. To incorporate shades of black throughout your tablescapes, opt for black dining plates and soft flowing linens paired with gold cutlery, rattan charger plates and crystal glassware.

And finally; we love our black wire backdrop for photo booths, seating charts and signage. Add some custom neons for a sleek and modern look, or incorporate lush floral styling for a moody romantic feel.


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If you love effortlessly eclectic styling, rich earthy colours and luxe details, a modern bohemian wedding might be the perfect fit for you. We’re seeing more and more couples opting for a boho luxe approach to their wedding styling. Whether you’re envisaging a beautifully styled Tipi in the hinterland or an intimate garden party, keep reading for our expert advice on achieving those modern bohemian vibes for your big day (including some creative inspiration to get you started!).

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Earthy colours and natural textures will be your go-to styling elements for a modern bohemian look. Use a neutral base of timbers and rattans, complemented with warm, earthy shades of terracotta, dusty pink, burnt orange, sage and soft pastels. For a bolder look, consider injecting a pop of rich, jewel-toned colour like emerald, navy or marsala. Then, tie your palette together with statement metallics like gold, bronze, copper or silver.

You don’t want things to feel “matchy matchy” – instead, mix up your decor choices and don’t be afraid to play with unexpected furniture combinations. Play around with different materials like timber, rattan, velvet, wire and marble. Just be sure to use a similar colour palette throughout your styling to ensure the look remains eclectic but cohesive! Our Indie collection, Velvet collection, Hamptons collection and range of textiles are all perfect options for boho-inspired furniture and decor.

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Modern Contemporary

For modern and timeless vibes, elegant styling, we can’t go past a monochromatic white-on-white palette! If you’re drawn to simplicity and sophistication for a luxe wedding reception, this modern look is incredibly easy to implement and perfectly suited for clear marquees, industrial halls or light-filled indoor spaces.


Choosing furniture and decor to bring this palette to life is super simple. For your ceremony, incorporate a statement backdrop (we love our white Linear backdrop or round Soho arbour), paired with white seating. For cocktail hour, we love our Indie lounges in natural and white, or our Dune collection for something more relaxed and coastal. Bring in some gold and marble accents with our Icelandic dry bars for a luxurious feel, or opt for timber dry bars and classic bentwood stools for a more low-key look.

For a sit-down reception, pair our timber tables with white Bentwoods or Soho wire dining chairs, and layer your tablescapes with delicate flowing linens, soft white napkins, white dinner plates and copper or gold cutlery.


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This style is all about moody tones, rich fabrics and luxe details, tied together with dramatic blooms and plenty of soft candlelight. Gold is also one of the best accent colours for romantic styling, helping to elevate your overall look and create a modern luxe setting. Don’t forget to keep your colour palette balanced with a good amount of both light and shade for a cohesive look that doesn’t overwhelm the space! We love pairing black with magenta, blush, scarlett and berry shades for a beautiful contrast and pop of colour.

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Our black dining tables and gold wire Soho chairs work beautifully together for a contemporary setting. Black or white dinner plates, gold cutlery, crystal glassware and blush linen napkins are the perfect finishing touches for a winter tablescape. Incorporate some rich velvet tones with our magenta and blush velvet lounges and ottomans scattered around the space, and create a statement feature area with our black VJ timber bar and black Soho wire backdrop.



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